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Detroit-East Lansing Bus Schedule
Detroit to East Lansing bus - cost & duration
|Fastest time||2h 15m|
|Trips per day||2|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Detroit to East Lansing right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Detroit to East Lansing?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $15.82 was the low point for bus fares from Detroit to East Lansing. Buses from East Lansing to Detroit are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $15.82 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 9 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $14.12 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 78 miles (126 kilometers) from Detroit, MI to East Lansing, MI. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Because many passengers travel from Detroit to East Lansing at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Detroit?
The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Detroit to East Lansing, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are usually only 2 buses per day from Detroit to East Lansing. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Detroit to East Lansing; ticket prices start at $48.77.
What bus companies travel from Detroit to East Lansing?
Where does the bus leave from in Detroit?
Most buses depart from the main station in Detroit, Michigan:
- Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St
- 11 W Baltimore Ave
Where does the bus arrive in East Lansing?
All buses from Detroit arrive at one main station in East Lansing, Michigan:
- Train Station - 1240 S Harrison Rd E
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